"…if life was supposed to be compartmentalized, we wouldn't have Swiss Army knives…"
I started off as an advertising copywriter and did that for a bit. Becoming increasingly interested in the tech world, I made the switch to web content writing.
It was during this time that I discovered the UX field. It fascinated me, and it also happened to be a way to work in tech that didn’t require a Computer Science degree.
It’s been an interesting journey so far, and I’ve evolved into a product designer-content designer-conversation designer-business analyst-product manager-product design owner-UX researcher. Some may see this as a scattered career lacking focus, but I see it as growth. After all, if life was supposed to be compartmentalized, we wouldn’t have Swiss Army knives, would we?
I enjoy working in new areas and always taking on new responsibilities to learn and grow. Is it challenging? Definitely. Is it interesting? Absolutely, without a doubt. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s only human to reflect on one’s past and wonder, “Should I have done something differently?” For me, the answer is a firm “No.” Every role I’ve been in, every project I’ve worked on, every team I've been within, and every experience I’ve gone through, has been instrumental in making me what I am.
No regrets (as of this writing)!